Megan went to Japan to the Japan Neuroscience Society meeting to give a talk, and also went by ATR to give a talk and say hi to everybody.
Sana, Kimia, and Megan will be heading to Berlin in September to attend Cognitive Computational Neuroscience and present two papers as posters -- congratulations Sana and Kimia! we'll also be going to the Bernstein Conference.
Megan accepted a new faculty position as an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine Cognitive Sciences - start date March 2020. Mehdi, Shaida, and Vanessa will move with her starting Fall 2019.
Megan, Brian, and Olenka attended ASSC in London, Ontario.
Nalani, Vanessa, Shaida, and Mehdi survived their first year of grad school.
we had a great time at VSS, and Brian Maniscalco's talk went over very well.
collaborative paper with Andrew Westphal and Jesse Rissman is accepted for publication in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Megan & Brian both receive NEI travel grants to attend VSS in May
Kimia presented her second year project! congrats Kimia!
we're going to VSS in May! Brian Maniscalco's abstract, "Tuned normalization in perceptual decision-making circuits can explain seemingly suboptimal confidence behavior", was accepted as a talk. congrats, Brian!
we're also going to ASSC in June! Megan will be chairing a Symposium with Steve Fleming, Jorge Morales, Mike Shadlen, and Johannes Fahrenfort, and co-chairing a Tutorial on computational modeling with Brian Odegaard
CNNS was a great success! 80+ attendees, 10 contributed talks, 11 posters, and 3 excellent keynotes. see you all next year!
Vanessa Ceja and Mehdi Orouji *officially* join the lab
welcome to PhD student Kimia Yaghoubi
welcome to rotation students Shaida Abachi, Vanessa Ceja, Shaurov Das, and Mehdi Orouji
we continue to prep for the Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium, next month here at UCR
Megan spends 2 weeks in Japan at ATR visiting collaborators in the Department of Decoded Neurofeedback
Megan teaches at the Computational Sensory Motor (CoSMo) summer school with Larry Maloney, hosted by Konrad Kording, Gunnar Blohm, and Paul Schrater
with Brian Maniscalco, Brian Odegaard, and Jorge Morales, Megan receives a subaward via Duke University SSNaP from the Templeton Foundation for the collaborative project titled "The functions of consciousness: on the initiation of action"
paper with JD Knotts and Hakwan Lau is accepted at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics!
Olenka Castaneda & Tammi Tang join the lab
Megan & Brian Odegaard teach a workshop on computational modeling at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) annual meeting in Krakow, Poland. Megan also gives a talk there
Megan receives a UCR Omnibus Travel Only Award to present the project titled "Decoding the neural correlates of objective versus subjective perception using human intracranial electrocorticography" at ASSC
Megan receives a UCR Regents Faculty Fellowship for the project titled "Cross-Species Universalities in Uncertainty Computations"
Megan chairs the UC Systemwide Bioenginering Symposium Neuroengineering track here at UCR
Megan gives a talk at the COSYNE workshops in Breckenridge, CO.
Megan receives a UCR Teaming Mini-Grant with co-PIs Xiaoping Hu, Aaron Seitz, Ed Korzus, Eddie Zagha, Khaleel Razak, and Amit Roy-Chowdhury, for the project entitled "Southern California Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium". we'll run the symposium in the fall here at UCR
Siva Rajananda joins the lab
this is the very beginning of the lab!